tv [untitled] November 19, 2012 4:00am-4:30am EST
the bloody is dana israel's onslaught on gaza military strikes raise residential buildings to the ground and killed dozens of civilians. fears grow that gaza ground operation is imminent as israel issues a thirty six hour all the made them to hamas to stop bahrain also this hour there's a whole raft of legislation which still seems so you what you believe we don't have freedom of speech with. tongue tied in the u.k.'s conversational laws target people for saying anything which may be considered a fansub even if no one is actually insulted.
this is r.t. going to live from moscow with me marina joshie welcome to the program israel's escalating its a fans of in gaza the number of deaths has doubled within the past day and now exceeds eighty almost half of palestinians killed are believed to be civilians mostly women and children with manny more feared still trapped under rubble journalist an eyewitness harry fear brings us his account of what's happening in gaza well you should be aware that some of the images we're about to show are graphic. the death toll has risen he. writes that is excessive right so this is as israel targets who it considers terrorist militants the taking of the hamas hamas is militant wing here in gaza it's doing so in one of the most densely populated places in the gaza strip home to more than one point five million
palestinians yesterday was the deadliest attack here since the beginning of operation pillar of cloud with a too far too high number of children being killed we heard yesterday of the al dillo massacre in which more than four children were killed that is israel mistakenly struck a civilian building as it was hoping to assassinate the leader of hamas says a rocket launching unit between sunday and monday that has been gazans are calling another massacre of the family we've all of a five year old boy being killed a nineteen year old woman and a thirty eight year old with more than forty injured in that one of the most deadliest strikes here in gaza the most recent having visited the hospitals here for example love and the strongest hospital here in gaza. what we're saying is from a human point of view fifty percent of the people coming in at least being children crying for the parents as they come in with horrific banding injuries when i go to
the mortuary i'm saying move fifty percent of the people being the children who are dead. meanwhile israel says it might be hours nine days before it expands its gaza fans and to shoot a thirty six hour automate i'm demanding that hamas stops firing rockets at israeli territory our middle east correspondent paula fleer of has more from tel aviv. those are the most ominous words we've heard so far that do suggest that the possibility of some kind of ground offensive could be imminent when we talk about the effects of what has been happening since wednesday in israel three israeli civilians have so far been killed left me around a dozen have been injured people have been talking about an imminent ground offensive since wednesday we know that roughly seventy five thousand reserve soldiers have been called up they and the regular army has been massing along the israel gaza border we have seen their movement of tanks and armored personnel
vehicles for days now basically is a sense particularly because the army has closed all roads around gaza that there is something on the go there have also been four straight days of rockets being fired into tel aviv speaking to people here in tel aviv something has shifted i'm hearing more and more israelis say that they all support a ground offensive that they believe it's the only one and only way that militants in gaza can once and for all be dealt with the problem though is that tel aviv is widely aware that if infected launches such an offensive it will lose international sympathy it's one of these warnings particularly from the government of the u.k. but israel is relying on the united states as it has in the process to back it up we're also hearing more and more many israelis voiced the opinion that they believe that gaza is on the not innocent and this comes from the point of view that we're looking at a grinding civilian death count in gaza what i'm hearing israelis tell me is that it is gone isn't it that you take to the hamas government and as a result they want to live with the consequences this is almost
a justification for the israeli army getting it was so frequently in what it says all targeted killings that in fact when it lands uprooting and killing civilians. while israeli rockets also hit a media compound in gaza worry number of foreign and local journalists were based on six of them were injured as a result of the attack are these arabic was among those affected as one of its correspondents told us earlier. now not have a lot of no one expected this during the strikes power supplies often get cut off and then it becomes really difficult for us to find fuel for the generator at that moment we decided to take a break in our work and go look for gas so that we can continue working early in the morning we left at around one am and had to at all have some of our friends are now in hospital just a little while ago there was a press conference where it was said that such an attack must be completely ruled out as a journalist can become targets for strikes the correspondent should share what he
or she sees with the world even israeli journalists report from gaza it's unacceptable that media workers get attacked in such a way in situations like this we usually don't go to our homes just like we did during the has still it as of two thousand and eight in two thousand and nine even though we know this is really dangerous up to the point of a ground operation however we prefer to stay at the office using any chance to do our job whenever the electricity comes on when the electricity was off we decided to go look for generator fuel and that's what saved us we're talking about four tower blocks in gaza that have been used by media outlets since two thousand during the war in two thousand and eight two thousand and nine israel struck these buildings to some of our colleagues were injured and we know that we do a dangerous job. israeli defense forces spokesperson of a tally which told us that journalists working at their own risk. we're talking
about two media buildings indeed but on the roofs of these media buildings hamas wisely positioned a whole system of communications and electronics for its own personal or operational work we targeted only these and ten as these communications center and i spread films earlier today showing this exactly and you can see an accurate hit on the roof none of the floors were targeted of course there was a little bit of. it as a result of the explosive some windows shattered and so on i think that if a journalist chooses to locate himself near hamas facility that's a mistake hamas is star getting civilians we are not looking to target civilians we are targeting terrorists while blockade there is a border to rejig the roughest border it's opened do you know that every day we allow patients from gaza to get hospitalization in israel despite the rocket fire do you know that we supply electricity to gaza we supply truckloads with supplies
every day even today it's a matter of fact more than one hundred thirty trucks who entered gaza with a variety of supplies according to the requests despite of the rocket fire what other country in the world would act this way chris gunness from the un says i humanitarian disaster is looming in gaza because of political failure and the blockade. we were hearing as others that the situation in shifa hospital is deteriorating very rapidly and let's not forget that even before this latest flare up in violence shifa hospital had been hit by the blockade there was a lack of medicines there was a lack of training a lack of equipment so an already bad situation in that hospital one of the largest in the occupied palestinian territory has been made worse there are shortages according to the world health organization of essential and lifesaving drugs what we're seeing in gaza is the result of political failure we call on the politicians
and the people who are able to make peace to redouble their efforts to do so because for every hour that goes past another child another woman another civilian the elderly the sick the dying they are in harm's way it's a situation which we in the united nations and in under find unacceptable in must end and it must end forthwith. thousands have been protesting worldwide against gaza sold including in israel demonstrators in several countries are calling for an immediate cease fire and are weighing in against governments that are backing israel that he tails on those public protests and i'm going coverage of what's really happening in gaza on our web site right now.
now let's take a look at some other stories but they'll be coming after a short break but here's a taste of what's ahead. for the hering journey from space to the earth i'm sean thomas in mission control and got a little girls are home we've got the details coming up. in this remote siberians in which people still sing the songs which russians sang in the media ages and they cherish the ancient practice will set up church before the seventeenth century new believers he resigned the area our conservative community. the duly elected leaders meet there yet again i feel that i know i'm doing the.
people here are happy to show their way of life to tourists and teach them how to dance in the local star. a. seventeen year old is from the same village she now studies in the city and dances at a club. she puts on her costume in. the traditional amber necklace only when she comes to visit her grandmother. i didn't ask on time for an answer yes because i want to keep up to date with this morning world but still would like to have camp my in better ground call my ancestors lawyer very attachment to the church brought the sisters to this remote glen and east of late by called more than two hundred fifty years ago they were exiled in persecuted for not agreeing to the orthodox who forms introduced in washing the sixteen hundreds the old believers still baal and cross themselves with two fingers not with three as they do in
modern orthodox churches in russia and never knew when praying was more and more young people leaving for big cities this year is the old believers culture could be imperiled. plans to continue her studies abroad to grandmother says wherever she goes as long as the jews are fresh in her memory so is the culture. more news today violence is once again flared up. in these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing up for a shelter all day. issues
that so much experience i mean to me the people at area china who see the transition did so through another leadership change the last decade has witnessed this country transformed a tremendous speed. welcome back you're watching r t live from moscow with me marina joshing from protest against islamist extremists to scientology u.k. public order act is being blamed for a stifling open debate on a whole range of controversial issues and the campaign to have it overturned is now
heating up with critics saying it's depriving people of their basic rights are to sarah ferguson reports. brits are renowned for their sarcastic sense of humor and here in this country we love a good provoking to debate so you would think that free speech to be protected and we be able to sell our opinions from the very right role there's a whole raft of legislation which stops you so you know what you believe it we don't have freedom of speech anymore and one piece of blue in particular is section five of the public order act one the suppose this causing big problems was a slower has been used for two particular why use firstly to stifle inconvenient political views so views which are against islam against christianity which are against the quality of homosexuals so people who say that sort of stuff can be arrested the second way it's been used by the police. to arrest you
if everything else fails they see being called house includes someone who insulted scientology by calling it a dangerous cult and wait for it someone who called the police. under section five of the public order there's no requirement to praise that the person intended any negative consequences from something they said oh did i only have to be likely to have caused offense so i could be prosecuted for saying or doing something even if no one was actually offended but the who's probably got a very pretty quickly these on the receiving end of this law have had to live with the consequences try to call cases many of which are eventually thrown out is appeal not the full costing the taxpayer a pretty penny i've been a victim to when i protested against islamist extremists who were advocating killing gay people and women have sex outside of marriage i was prosecuted for this alleged crime. really in a free society insults are not nice but they shouldn't be criminal offenses when it
comes to defending free speech many feel what we're actually talking about is protecting our right to a fair. the essence of democracy yes and some democracy some people wandering around. smiling at one another it's about informed debate about a whole range of issues a must and should be off limits the increasingly bizarre cases where the stations five bills being led to huge public outcry and the campaign to get the little changed. whether it was people or it is souls people's speech must be free is the fact that so many people in this country believe that we see in such a fierce fight defending our rights to say whatever we want whenever the we want to . see. if you missed any of our stories then had a line to argue the hallway to their view now a government proposal causes public outcry in france protesters claim a bill on same sex marriage will undermine traditional family values and the
foundations of society. and an island thousands marched for dublin in protest against irish abortion laws that led to the death of a woman who was denied help to terminate her pregnancy. now three international space station crew members have successfully returned to earth after four months in space r.t. sean thomas followed the touchdown for us. can say that so you see i'm a zero five am has landed safely and it has brought with it the s.s. expedition thirty three crew with him sunny williams from the usa i can push you to from japan and europe go from russia now you know making it from space to earth is
an exact science but it's never routine and nearly just under an hour long process of fall to the earth in a rare pre-dawn in the dark landing in the cosmic sun's kazakhstan step where it's extremely cold and there is snow on the ground when that capsule hits the ground it launches a series of ground vehicles about twelve helicopters and three fixed wing aircraft to go looking for the crew they have now been recovered and are safely back and earth after one hundred twenty seven days in space well in space they did educational letter shares as well as scientific and medical experiments they even did maintenance on what is a space aquarium with actual fish in space and they docked with a commercial spacecraft as well as performed at three different space walks so never dull moment always something to do up there in space at the international space station. now stick with it some of the stories from around the world
a powerful blast outside a shiite mosque in the pakistani city of karachi has killed at least two people and left over twenty injured eyewitnesses say a bomb could have been fitted to a motorcycle and native by remote control the government has ordered extra security measures across the country following the incident. numerous cases of violence between extremist sunni and shiite muslims with almost two thousand people killed so far this year. the congolese city of goma is in danger of being taken over by rebel forces militant group twenty three has reached the outskirts of the city despite efforts by un peacekeepers and government troops to hold the advance meanwhile civilians have joined fleeing government forces as the international community voices deep concern about the fighting. president obama has become the first u.s. had of states to visit myanmar during his trip he's said to push for more democratic reforms in the country some experts believe obama's trying to realign america's
foreign policy by expanding its influence in the region in order to constrain china the u.s. presidents will next go to continuing his agent to work. as the u.s. pursues its asia focus china welcomes its next generation of leaders in crossed people of valor and his guests discuss how the changes could affect the shaky diplomacy between washington and beijing while the full program is just to have but me here is a quick buck. for the time being still washington is putting a lot of. efforts to reassure china that is not trying to do religious growth but to some degree control it to make it manageable yes the united states is reassuring china but if there is a domestic opposition in china similar to what happened in iran in two thousand and nine or what happened in syria or what happened in china in one nine hundred eighty nine with tiananmen you'll see it the whole western media and the us government
turned suddenly sharply to support that opposition against the chinese communist party that's an underlying part of the politics and i think the chinese government knows that. was promised crossed august come your way and just a few moments stay with us. wealthy british style. rescue time to. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars
a report on our. war wall could be notes we have a lot of groups the. balls are. right in the my mouth it was like man yeah that marriage wasn't course with maddie when i was fifteen yes you can liberate their women and you certainly can't do it through the barrel of a gun only effective social changes can be the afghans themselves afghan men and women we believe i'm going to stun them not to across. the patient it's up to the shop and to construction stuff people in the obama administration talking about how much they care about the women of afghanistan it's not true they don't care about the women of afghanistan.
a low in welcome across town peter lavelle china has successfully transition did sell through another leadership change the last decade has witnessed this country transformed at tremendous speed and become the second largest economic power in the world what can we expect over the next decade from china many are wary of china's rise the real worry though is how the rest of the world reacts to that route. to cross china's new geopolitics in the twenty first century i'm joined by jonathan whole slagged in brussels he is a research fellow at the brussels institute of contemporary china studies in washington we have brian becker he is a national coordinator for the answer coalition and in san francisco we cross to drew gladney he is the president of the pacific basin institute and a professor of anthropology at pomona college i gentlemen cross-talk rules in
effect that means you can jump in anytime you want jonathan i'd like to go to you first we have a transition in china a ten year transition now we're going to have another ten years under this leadership what's the difference going to be. well i think essentially it's a choice for continuation we have a line appear of elf seven fairly conservative leaders and surely the guys who could be so essentially make a change in terms of economic political reforms have been largely sidelined then replaced to for example the state council so i think probably we will see more of the same i really don't as this debate a lot of bold and fundamental reforms in this country in the next five or ten years ok brian where do you come in on that ok because you know we've everyone's been watching china china's rise you know when does it arrive. well china has quite a ways to go in terms of becoming a fully developed country as it itself admits i think that jonathan is right that the leadership chooses they have continuity they want stability they have
a clearly defined and highly refined foreign policy which basically suggested what they're mainly concerned about is there are peaceful rise as they describe it but they're china's under a lot of pressure because you see a growing pressure from the united states in particular from japan and from proxy governments or governments who may not consider themselves proxies but may ultimately function that way in the asia pacific so what the foreign policy and what china's orientation is will be largely measured by the pressure it comes under and how it reacts to the crew that's a very interesting point because everyone's interacting with everyone else there is that is the pacific really prepared for the rise the the rise of china i mean it's the rise of its military as well we have the american pivot there i mean you're just filling up that ocean with a lot more ships a lot more weaponry. well sitting here on the edge of the pacific i think our perspective maybe a little bit different than my colleagues. the feeling that china is arising is
definitely obvious everywhere you look from the street corners all the chinese newspapers but of course the chinese call this place. all gold mountain so they've seen this edge of the pacific as a place of long history destiny to opportunity and there are deep connections between the pacific rim across across this golden gate ok you know jonathan it's very interesting and i've done it we've done a number of programs on china and some of the china experts if i don't see you know that's not the rise of china it's the return of china we just took a break for a while. i think is there for me to gaze between me to main question is whether china is going to be able to persist with this project of rising of developing and i think you're really receded people's republic of china hitting a lot of curbs what is essential for me in the first place is that it's economic growth model has become very and sustainable that most.